I feel very strongly that as governor, I need to protect the basic expectations of privacy that all individuals should be allowed to have, especially in the sanctity of a restroom.
— Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina. Colin Campbell, “Politicians seek to score points after NC nondiscrimination bill.” Miami Herald 25 March 2016. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article68212887.html
The word means “holiness.” Ultimately it derives from the Latin verb sancio, to make inviolable.
And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
— Exodus 3.5-6
Breath leaps from a body into the air, displacing air’s silence with body’s sound. From the contention, a word (“arenic”) is born. It has come to life because life required it to. The circus of origin now has a word for saying of itself, to itself and to us, “The highest class circus in the world.” Because the word’s birth carries that certificate, a command performance will follow in Mt. Olympus Arena.
The circus poster comes from http://blog.vintascope.com. I’ve Photoshopped it to compensate for faded colors.